This has been an issue for a long time. I’ve been trying to avoid Chromium based browsers, but Firefox seems to be unable to print a lot of web pages without cutting off the content between pages. This is Firefox specific, as it doesn’t happen with Chromium browsers. It’s really a pain in the ass when I need to print something I have to open another browser and print it from there. I see tons of complaints about this online going back for years. I just spent the past two hours trying (unsuccessfully) to print a recipe correctly. I eventually gave up, opened Edge and printed from there. The current state of web browsers is dogshit. It’s either give up all of your privacy or use broken stuff. Neither is good.

  • melroy
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    76 months ago

    Also try to play with “More settings” options within the print pop-up window. Allowing you to scale the page or use a simplified version or try to rotate the page to landscape, etc.

  • U de Recife
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    I too have this issue, and I use a similar solution.

    Case in point, for those asking for examples: exporting Reveal.js slides to PDF. Never works on Firefox (my browser of choice). Solution? Any chrome based browser.

    OS: Linux, Arch (updated).

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        Sorry, please don’t take this as an attack. It’s just that I’m so tired of that lame joke.

        I tried to present this as an observation. When filing a bug report (which I tried to emulate here), you have to take into account the distro, as it may influence the behavior of the software in question. Namely here Firefox.

        Now, does that make you laugh? Good, laugh about it. But please think about it in this context. You are laughing about a personal choice. Prejudice is taking hold of your mind. You’re turning someone’s choice into a strawman, easy to be laughed at just because.

        It’s a bit like attacking vegans. Now it’s not about this or that person and their choice. They’re evened out, ridiculed, just because it’s memetic to do so. The same with Arch users, so it seems.

        I don’t use Arch btw. There’s no btw because I don’t care about that. This just reminds me of how certain groups always have to hear the same old tired jokes about them, just because, individually, everyone telling those jokes feels it’s so clever to do so.

        Sorry. I think we can do better than this here at Lemmy. Again, this is not an attack. Perhaps just a reminder.

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          Sorry, please don’t take this as an attack. It’s just that I’m so tired of that lame joke.

          I tried to present this as an observation. When filing a bug report (which I tried to emulate here), you have to take into account the distro, as it may influence the behavior of the software in question. Namely here Firefox.

          Now, does that make you laugh? Good, laugh about it. But please think about it in this context. You are laughing about a personal choice. Prejudice is taking hold of your mind. You’re turning someone’s choice into a strawman, easy to be laughed at just because.

          It’s a bit like attacking vegans. Now it’s not about this or that person and their choice. They’re evened out, ridiculed, just because it’s memetic to do so. The same with Arch users, so it seems.

          I don’t use Arch btw. There’s no btw because I don’t care about that. This just reminds me of how certain groups always have to hear the same old tired jokes about them, just because, individually, everyone telling those jokes feels it’s so clever to do so.

          Sorry. I think we can do better than this here at Lemmy. Again, this is not an attack. Perhaps just a reminder.

  • @[email protected]
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    it’s the site’s fault. it’s their responsibility to provide a print layout.

    If they don’t, the browser has to do best guesses and FF probably doesn’t try to be very smart.

    And it’s not worth the effort either. Printing on paper is becoming rare.

    • @[email protected]
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      126 months ago

      print to pdf is not becoming rare though, and requires more or less the same formatting.

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        true. still, even popular sites don’t provide decent CSS for printing but rather PDF download.

    • @[email protected]OP
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      76 months ago

      While I completely understand what you’re saying, this is only an issue in Firefox and it also affects printing to PDF.

  • @[email protected]
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    46 months ago

    Use the screenshot tool Firefox comes with to screenshot the entire page, then print the screenshot. That’s what I do.

  • @[email protected]
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    36 months ago

    Firefox printing is painful. Didn’t respect grayscale setting for PDFs, fixed for a few months, back to doing it again.

  • mich
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    26 months ago

    copy paste plain text to text editor or word doc?

    • @[email protected]
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      Or just print screen right? Joking, but you could just save txt document then. Doesnt help if you care about formating and if you have content that is not just a text.

      I had the same problem as OP together with ignoring grayscale settings, but its been a while since last time I tried that

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    112 days ago

    It just rip the page and convert it to other formats and print it using external tools.